UPDATE on my CONTAINER GARDENING …
Some of you may remember my lame attempt at growing tomatoes on my deck. I had four large containers to which I’d added the 6 teeny tomato starter plants. They grew very large and spindly and produced hardly any flowers.
I had some wonderful advice from three or four of you loyal blog friends but, in the end, just as my brother-in-law had predicted, the bottom line was that they were not receiving enough sun.
This picture of the 5 tomatoes is the sum total of my entire harvest !!
A few weeks ago I threw the whole mess out and decided to try again… this time with herbs. Now I have Greek Oregano, Mint, Rosemary and Sweet Basil growing (hopefully) in my containers.
I have an idea that they will do much better than the tomatoes!
We don’t usually receive a frost warning until sometime in December so I will be able to keep these little guys on my deck for another 3 months. It’s fun to pinch off some leaves from my very own “herb garden” to enhance my omelets, my tea, etc.
I have already designated a sunny ledge in my office where the plants can reside for the winter. Any survival hints for container herbs will be greatly appreciated !